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Overview
Explore Chicago at your own pace during this hop-on hop-off trolley tour of the city. See tons of city highlights in a short time, without worrying about driving and navigation, and enjoy onboard commentary from an expert as you ride. You can also listen on an app if you prefer a language other than English.
Highlights
  • Cover 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) of Chicago during this guided tour 
  • See the city at your own pace by hopping off at popular landmarks 
  • Plan your own itinerary, including start and end time 
  • Trolleys are heated during the winter to keep you warm 
What to Expect
Your Chicago tour starts when you board the hop-on hop-off trolley. You can board at any of the stops around the city. Just turn in your voucher to an employee, and find a seat.

The trolleys run regularly, so you’re never waiting a long time for one to come. Along the route, learn about the city’s history from your onboard guide, or use an app to hear the audio commentary in German, Chinese, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Tour-stop highlights include Skydeck Chicago, Michigan Avenue Bridge, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and Navy Pier. Plan your own itinerary, and get off stops that interest you most.

This flexible tour lets you decide your own ending time and location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
2h
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Inclusions
  • Snacks - Coupon for Complimentary Bag of Garrett Popcorn
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Assistance on and off the vehicles is offered to wheelchair passengers. Wheelchairs which fold up can be stored on board. Some trolley tour vehicles have an elevator platform/lift - need 24 hours notice 773-648-5000
  • Hours subject to change
  • Route subject to close in winter months (November-February) due to inclement weather
  • Audio guide is available in German, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Spanish
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gretchen was great! She was a fountain of knowledge. We came from Canada for an extra long weekend and were treated with Gretchen’s love and knowledge of the City. She is an asset to her employers! Frank and Sherry Toronto, Canada
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We went to the ticket seller on South Michigan Avenue. It was for the first bus to pass there and we we right on time. The ticket seller said he needed to go into the building near by, presumably to use the rest room . When he came back the bus had arrived . The ticket seller
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I bought the land&sky tour. It included a two day hop on hop off tour and a Skydeck ticket. I loved the trolleys and guides. Everything was very Chrismassy. The busses/trolleys were never too crowded. Skydeck was also a great experience. I had printed out the confirmation
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It's funny. I have been to Chicago on business over the years, but I have never really had the time to see much in downtown. The Hop on Hop off buses are a good way to see the highlights. Besides it was a bitter cold wave that hit Chicago. So a warm bus was better that walking
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Tyrone and Ritchie were really cool guides and entertained us while we we toured Chicago. Ritchie suggested great places to visit and things to eat. It made my trip worthwhile.
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By: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
1,718 reviews
toro970
Chicago, Illinois, USA
208
Holiday Lights tour bust
We did the holiday lights tour last Christmas and the weather was horrible but the driver and the other 4
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SummerSnowflakeFI
Europe
91
Land&Sky tour
I bought the land&sky tour. It included a two day hop on hop off tour and a Skydeck ticket. I loved the trolleys
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Margie121
Singapore, Singapore
2110
Chicago Holiday Trolley
Shaymus was a fantastic guide.. he’s knowledgeable about the city and you can tell he loves what he’s doing.
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franksV844QN
10
Gretchen tour guide fantastic!
Gretchen was great! She was a fountain of knowledge. We came from Canada for an extra long weekend and were
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199jessier
11
Booked for a wedding
I was really hoping to keep my five stars for Chicago Trolley & Double Decker because we used them for my wedding
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terry s
64
Expensive waste of time
We went to the ticket seller on South Michigan Avenue. It was for the first bus to pass there and we we right on
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SummerSnowflakeFI
Europe
91
Land&Sky tour
I bought the land&sky tour. It included a two day hop on hop off tour and a Skydeck ticket. I loved the trolleys
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DiegoO2297
10
Robbed of paied attraction
Bought a plan that included Bus Tour and Chicago 360. When we arrived at the 360 they said the tickets they gave
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dino28327
31
Where's all the Buses and Trolleys
We spent more time waiting on the Buses and trolleys then touring around Chicago, next time we'll go with the
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Mazuza2
Camillus, New York
36999
It's a good way to get your bearings in Chicago.
It's funny. I have been to Chicago on business over the years, but I have never really had the time to see much in
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sirjohns2019
10
It was great
Tyrone and Ritchie were really cool guides and entertained us while we we toured Chicago. Ritchie suggested great
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Curious800088
11
Habhocky
Due to the wet cold weather today sitting on the top level that was not covered was not an option. The lower
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mikehL6396SQ
10
Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour
Gretchen did a fantastic job entertaining us between stops. The stop at the market outside of wrigley field was a
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ksalahel
10
Gretchen is one of a kind!
First time in Chicago with my wife during the marathon and caught the last tour of the day with Gretchen. She
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Denise H
21
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1st pickup of the morning was 40 minutes late. One bus cruised past 1st pickup without stopping. I learned a lot,
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